A Canadian professional ice hockey player, Miles Gilbert Horton was best known as Tim Horton, who played as a defenceman for the 24th season in the NFL until his last breath following a single-vehicle crash at his 44, in the year 1974. Late ice hockey player, Horton made his professional debut from a club, Toronto Maple Leafs. He then played for New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and last for Buffalo Sabres.
Tim Horton was born on the 12th of January 1930, at Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. His birth sign is Capricorn and his birth name is Miles Gilbert Horton. Regarding his nationality, he is a Canadian and is of white ethnicity. His father, Aaron Oakley Horton, is a Canadian National Railway mechanic whereas his mother, Ethel May is a housewife.
Tin Horton has an estimated net worth of around $7.7 billion. He has earned much name, fame, and wealth through his professional ice-hockey career and from his doughnut industries. In detail, Horton established his very first Doughnut store in Hamilton, Ontario, on Ottawa Street. He added a few of his culinary creations to the first menu. Four years later, he had become a multimillion-dollar authorization system.
His earlier business ventures included both, “Studebaker” auto dealership as well as hamburger restaurant in Toronto.
Tim Horton grew up playing ice hockey in his hometown. In 1948, he moved to Toronto, where he was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. At the time he professionally began playing junior hockey as well as enrolled at St. Michael’s College School.
After two years, Horton was all ready to play with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ farm team, the Pittsburgh Hornet of the AHL, spending most of the first 3 seasons with Pittsburgh. Then on 26th March 1950, he made his NHL debut but didn’t appear in the NHL next 2 years.
He played for Leaf until 1970, winning 4 Stanley Cups. Further he briefly for New York Rangers.
In 1971, Horton arrived at the Pittsburgh Penguins, signing a 1-year contract for an estimated worth of $100,000, which was the major contract to date for the 5-years-old franchise.
The following year, Horton signed Buffalo Sabres, where he was given the shirt no.2.
Tim Horton was married to Lori Horton. They got married in 1952. The couple together has 4 daughters, Jeri-Lyn Joyce, Kelly Horton, Traci Simone, and Kim Horton. On 21st February 1974, Horton took his last breath after losing control of his De Tomaso Pantera sports car on the Queen Elizabeth Way, in St. Catharines, Ontario. As per the source, he was driving alone to Buffalo Sabres, 160km south, and was drunk too.
It was also reported that, when he lost control, he drove the car into the center grass median, where the car’s tire caught a recessed sewer due to which his car flipped numerous times. His death was announced at St. Catharines General Hospital.
After Tim’s death, his business partner, Ron Joyce, purchased the Horton family’s shares offering Lori $1 million her shares in the chain, which included 40 stores. Later, Joyce’s son Ron Jr. married Horton’s eldest daughter Jeri-Lyn.
In 2000, Lori Horton died at age of sixty-eight.
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